Free webinar on the impact of toxic stress on Black maternal health

February 25, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health 

The California Black Health Network (CBHN), which advocates for health equity for African Americans and Black immigrants, is hosting a free webinar exploring the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on black maternal health. The webinar—ACEs and Black Maternal Health—is scheduled for March 20, 2021, at 9 a.m. via Zoom.

Physicians who provide reproductive and perinatal care are encouraged to join. Attendees will better understand how toxic stress and trauma impacts maternal health. Speakers will also share practical advice on how best to implement ACEs and resiliency screening into clinical perinatal care to improve overall health, as well as black maternal health and infant mortality outcomes.

Presenters include:

  • Tessa S. Stecker, M.D, Program Director, Kaiser Northern California Community Medicine Fellowships
  • Tanisha E. Silas-Young, M.D., Kaiser Vacaville Women’s Health Chief and NSA Kaiser Women’s Health ACE’s Physician Champion
  • Melissa Clarke, M.D., Clinical Transformation Physician Consultant, 3M Health Information Systems

For questions or more information, contact CBHN at (866) 761-4165 or askCBHN@cbhn.info.

See also: CMA’s Top Issues: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)



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